Now I know I'm not fat, however - I am big. I am 1.72 (5 foot 8) in height, and according to BMI calculators I am on the verge of becoming "overweight". Now I don't care much about the numbers I see on the weight scale, however when it affects the way I feel about myself - it's time to do something!
For my birthday I got a membership at a very nice local gym, and I've started using that a lot. To make the entire better-health thing even better, me and a friend made "an awesome deal" - where our goal is to work hard until Easter Break (which starts around the 15th of April) to see if we really can achieve any progress.
I've been really good. I don't feel I've ever been this good with sticking to the health thing before - and I am proud! I've been going to the gym Mondays and Wednesdays, working out for two hours each of those days. In that time I do weight lifting and use different machines they have at the gym, as well as a cardio program one of the instructors there gave me. It's called 4x4 and I am then supposed to run for 4 minutes at an incline of 3-5 and keep a pulse which is about 80% of my max pulse, and then walk for a minute at lower speed. Then I alternate running and walking until I've ran for 4 minutes 4 times.
I must admit, I love running. It makes me feel good and even though it's sometimes hard to keep it up when I feel tired, I love the accomplishment of being able to do that 4x4 program.
Besides this workout on my own, I've found a class I really enjoy. It's called BodyBalance and it's a mix of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. It is hard, to some degree. I barely have any muscles so when we do the Pilates, I struggle. However I enjoy the parts where we work on stretching and balance. I do this class for one hour every week as well as the other work-outs I mentioned above.
This Thursday I am going to try out a new class called BodyCombat, which is basically a lot of punching the air and kicking and such stuff. Should be exciting!
So here is my workout plan for the next 6 weeks, who knows - maybe it inspires someone?
If anyone is interested, I could eventually make a post about my favorite running songs. I feel I have a few personal favorites that work like magic when you're feeling unmotivated! I guess we'll see.